Continuing Education and Workforce Development
QVCC offers a variety of non-credit career programs including: certified nursing assistant (CNA), real estate agent, veterinary assistant, medical office receptionist, pharmacy technician, emergency medical technician (EMT), and many computer skills areas. Training programs frequently change in response to regional employment needs.
Business and Industry Services
Quinebaug Valley Community College values and encourages a dynamic relationship with the business community. The College works actively to enable area businesses and industries to receive cost-effective, customized employee training and development services. Such services include the following:
- Free consultation/assessment to define training needs
- Implementation of on-site or QVCC-based, company-specific training and development programs.
Course offerings that are provided to businesses are diverse. Programs include training in computer-related software applications, leadership development, customer service, process improvement, lean manufacturing, technical training to include metrology fundamentals and numerous professional development programs for supervisors and managers.
The goal of the business/industry services program is to help businesses in northeastern Connecticut achieve and maintain maximum competitiveness by providing a complete range of training services for workforce development.
LiR is made up of more than 400 adult members who enjoy learning in a stimulating and social environment. LiR, which is independently run by its members, organizes and offers a wide array of reasonably priced classes that run from September through June. LiR members pay a nominal membership fee to participate in the organization and take advantage of courses, trips, meetings, and socials. LiR also provides annual scholarships to QVCC students enrolled in credit and continuing education/workforce development courses.
Connecticut Basic Rider Motorcycle Safety Education Program
The Connecticut Basic Rider Motorcycle Safety Education Program is an introductory course intended for a new rider with little or no experience. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of a State approved novice rider course for licensing purposes. Graduates receive a waiver for 60 days of the Connecticut DMV on-cycle license tests.
Distance learning classes allow you the opportunity to take courses without leaving the comfort of your home and to schedule them at your convenience. Students with access to the Internet will find a wide range of license and certification, personal interest, and job-focused training courses. Course topics are available in the following fields: business administration, computer technology, healthcare, law and legal professions, languages, teaching professionals, technicians, test preparation, writing, video game design, and much more. Online Academy literally brings the world to your home and desktop.
Conference & Community Meeting Space
The college encourages the use of its facility by community organizations on a space-available basis. The facility can accommodate groups from 5 to 225. A wide range of audio-visual services and a full-service catering operation are available.
Education Tax Credits
You may be able to claim the tax credits for higher education costs on your income tax. Under the Lifetime Learning Credit, you may be able to claim this tax credit, based on your modified adjusted gross income, for courses used to acquire or improve job skills. The Hope Credit may allow you to claim up to $1,200 for the qualified tuition and related expenses. Visit www.irs.gov/taxtopics or talk to your tax accountant about these options.
Based upon a student’s financial need, a portion of the tuition for certain workforce development programs may be paid through tuition assistance. Applications are available at the Continuing Education Office in Danielson (860-932-4005) and the front desk at the Willimantic Center (860-336-0900). They can also be downloaded from www.qvcc.edu/ce/payment.asp
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Contact the CTWorks East Center in Danielson (860-412-7400) or Willimantic (860-465-2120) for information and eligibility requirements for federal training funds, career advisement, and veterans’ benefits.
The QVCC Foundation was established in 1971 by the administration of the newly founded Quinebaug Valley Community College as a way to help those who otherwise could not attend college due to financial constraints. By involving area business and community members in the college’s fundraising efforts, this small committed group paved the way for today’s 30-member strong Foundation, whose mission is clear-to raise funds so that all residents of northeastern Connecticut are provided the opportunity to attend QVCC regardless of income and to support educational excellence, technological advancement and professional development at the college, and to serve as the Regional Advisory Council. The Foundation provides over $200,000 to QVCC students annually through block grants, program support and scholarships. For information about the Foundation, please contact Monique Wolanin at 860-932-4174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The QVCC Alumni Association is open to all graduates of the College. Established in 2013 to serve as a resource for our 5,000 alumni, the association fosters a vibrant and diverse group who wish to remain connected and involved with their college in numerous ways including:
- Class reunions
- Programs, events and travel opportunities
- Career initiatives
- Collaboration with faculty, staff and current students
If interested in getting involved, please contact Maggie Gibeault, associate director of alumni relations, at 860-932-4133.